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OPT Ships First Set of WAM-Vs to Sulmara

Jun 11, 2024

U.S.-based marine power, data, and services company Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has delivered first set of new unmanned surface vehicles - WAM-Vs - to Sulmara.The delivery marks a contractual milestone and delivered the first set of new unmanned surface vehicles under the previously announced $1…

Oceaneering Tests AUV on Pipeline Inspection Pilot for TotalEnergies

May 29, 2024

TotalEnergies and Oceaneering International, Inc. have completed a pipeline inspection industrial pilot using a Freedom™ Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).The capabilities observed during the pilot delivered on the ambition of TotalEnergies…

Saipem’s Hydrone-R Marks Subsea Milestone at Equinor’s Njord Field

May 06, 2024

Saipem’s underwater intervention drone Hydrone-R, currently operating on Equinor's Njord Field development project offshore Norway, has achieved the milestone for continuous subsea residency of 167 days.The project, for which Saipem’s Hydrone-R is deployed…

Subsea Vessel Market is Full Steam Ahead

Apr 23, 2024

Since our last market update in the subsea space about a year ago both our current market view and forecasts have strengthened significantly.While the demand picture is looking solid and arguing for a strong multi-year upcycle, the supply side…

Sea Machines Launches Its First Turnkey USV

Apr 17, 2024

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled its first turnkey unmanned surface vessel (USV) dubbed Selkie.The first model, SELKIE 7, is a 7-meter USV powered by the company's flagship SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system.As the first turnkey autonomous vessel released by Sea Machines…

Argeo Inks Pact with CSI for Second HUGIN Superior AUV

Mar 22, 2024

Argeo Subsea, CSI Nordics and Kongsberg Discovery signed a three-party Certificate of Delivery and Acceptance for a new HUGIN Superior AUV. The agreement supports Argeo’s fleet expansion plans, as it aims to build the world’s most advanced AUV fleet…

Reach Subsea Extends Olympic Taurus Charter and Orders Two ROVs

Mar 20, 2024

Norwegian company Reach Subsea has extended the charter for the Olympic Taurus subsea vessel and ordered two new Constructor-type remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from Kystdesign.Back in February, Reach Subsea announced a 100-day project charter for the subsea vessel Olympic Taurus…

Gondan Cuts First Steel for New USV for Major Industry Alliance

Mar 18, 2024

Spain-based Gondan Shipbuilders has started the construction of an advanced remotely operated unmanned surface vehicle (USV) for a company made up of DeepOcean, Solstad and Østensjø Rederi alliance called USV A/S.The project focuses on improving subsea operations…

Cellula Robotics Names Neil Manning CEO

Mar 05, 2024

Cellula Robotics, developer of fuel cell powered autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) systems, announced it has promoted Neil Manning from corporate development officer to chief executive officer (CEO).Manning joined Cellula Robotics initially as corporate development officer…

UTEC Puts Upgraded AUV on Try-Outs Offshore Australia

Feb 20, 2024

UTEC, a geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, has conducted trials on its upgraded Gavia autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), off Fremantle in Western Australia.The AUV has recently undergone significant upgrades and the…

Nauticus Robotics Streamlines Business Ops

Jan 10, 2024

Nauticus Robotics, a U.S. developer of autonomous vehicles and robots for data collection and intervention services for offshore industries, has secured fresh funding for its operations and appointed new executive management team.The new investment…

Seatools Completes FAT for DEME's Fall Pipe ROV

Dec 05, 2023

Seatools completed Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for a Fall Pipe ROV developed for DEME, to be deployed on DEME's upcoming subsea rock installation vessel Yellowstone, scheduled to join the fleet in the first half of 2024.The new Fall Pipe ROV introduces several unique features…

Fugro Gains Full Ownership of SEA-KIT International

Nov 28, 2023

Fugro announced it has reached a binding agreement for the acquisition of the remaining shares in SEA-KIT International, a long-standing partner in the development of uncrewed surface vessels (USV) for low carbon emission maritime operations and research…

Kraken Robotics Secures Order for AquaPix MINSAS System for HII's REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV

Nov 02, 2023

Canadian marine robotics specialist Kraken Robotics has received an initial order for its AquaPix Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS) System for HII’s new REMUS 620 Medium Class UUV. 'Synthetic Aperture Sonar is quickly becoming the…

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